Now I’m no Warren Buffet but I do like to follow his top holdings and my contrarian value oriented investing style often matches his. I thought I’d share my top ten holdings across all my accounts. What follows are my next top individual equity holdings in order of notional.
I do not include mutual funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs), debt or non-listed securities.I’ve eliminated positions which are highly hedged with options. And yes, Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway is one of my top holdings. While you can follow my holdings at Kapitall Generation via Kapitall.com (but you have have to answer my friend request and send me a message in Kapitall), what I’m including is the sum of all my accounts.
Use Kapitall’s Tools to compare the Price of Profit (POP) for each of the names on David’s top holdings list:
1. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK/A, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): As a holding company, engages in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance; utilities and energy; finance; manufacturing; and retailing and services. CEO Warren Buffet only pays himself $100k a year. I can’t think of a better deal for the highest quality management there is.
2. Citigroup, Inc. (C, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions with a range of financial products and services. A long term holding of mine and an ongoing disappointment. I keep looking at the massive value this cheap stock generates as it is trading below stated and tangible book value but still can’t get profitability and investor confidence back on track. I have to admit my holding in this stock really violates one of my important axioms: Do not stay attached to companies for emotional reasons. Citibank was a stock I bought with some extra proceeds of a loan when I was still a student and my first money making trade. It also is a company who CEO, Vikram Pandit, was one of my better bosses at Morgan Stanley. My attachment and stubbornness has cost me on this one.
3. General Electric Company (GE, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as a technology, service, and finance company worldwide. Along with Siemens a global maker of everything industrial and big like power systems, medical devices, generator turbines and jet engines. They always find a way to make money.
4. Siemens AG (SI, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates in the industry, energy, and healthcare sectors worldwide. The German version of GE. The stocks is very punished thanks to the European crisis. A weaker Euro will only help them sell more product. The stock is down almost 20% from where I bought it but the basic thesis hasn’t changed.
5. Chevron Corporation (CVX, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation, and energy operations worldwide. Smaller and a bit cheaper than Exxon but still huge. A stable way to play the global expansion of the auto/transportation industry.
6. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. A perrenial value stock I bought lower down. I am planning on reducing the position above $30 but I’m in no hurry as company has lots of cash on its balance sheet, a cheap valuation (POP of 10) and a good and increasing dividend.
7. Apple Inc. (AAPL, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile communication and media devices, and portable digital music players, as well as sells related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications worldwide. Every time I sell this stock because it’s up too fast I end up buying it back because it’s still cheap. A POP of 12 and growth means the world’s most valuable company is still has some value. I would sell part of my position around $650.
8. Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides various health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products. I’ve held this drug company for a long time. Its history of growing dividends keeps my interest.
9. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the exploration, mining, and production of mineral resources. While I’m not a big fan of metals right now I have a large long term gain in this stock and it fits nicely into the diversification.
10. ConocoPhillips (COP, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as an integrated energy company worldwide. This oil company hold much of its reserves in the U.S. I like the idea that in some kind of international emergency they won’t be relying on ships to get their product to consumers.
Compare the recent performance of the top three holdings on this list:
David Neubert is Cofounder and shareholder of Kapitall, Inc., the sole owner of Kapitall Generation, LLC (“KapGen”), an SEC registered broker-dealer and FINRA member. Mr. Neubert is not an associated person of KapGen or any other broker-dealer and, other than his indirect relationship described above, he has no control or affiliation with KapGen.
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